National Communications Officers:

- Dr. Andreas Beck
Phone number: N/A

-Dr. Justus König
Phone number: N/A

General Information - Demographics:

Germany has a population of 83 million inhabitants and is a member of the European Union (EU) and the European Board of Urology (EBU). More than 400 Urological Departments are operating all over the country. There are approx. 6000 Urologists (1 urologist per 13,947 inhabitants) and estimated 1000 Residents.

National Urological Society:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Urologie (DGU)
President: Changes annually, actually Prof. Dr. W. O. Hakenberg

Residents Organization: 

German Society of Residents in Urology (GeSRU) e.V.
President: Changes annually, actually Dr. Julian Struck

Urological training:

To become a board certified urologist there are required at least 60 months of practical medical training. 48 months of urological training are a minimum requirement. Correspondingly, the following activities can alternatively be counted towards the total of 60 months: A maximum of 12 months in a surgical in-patient section, 6 months in another specialty (for instance gynecology, pediatrics), a maximum of 12 months in ambulant patient care. During this period a certain curriculum of procedures, examinations and acquirements has to be fulfilled, depending on the regulations of the  different States (see GeSRU-Logbuch, available at Afterwards an oral examination has to be taken to become a board certified urologist.

Career prospects:

Working as a clinical urologist, as a practitioner or in the industry. No prerequisites, only the urological exam.

Fellowship - Research Opportunities:

Depends on every single clinic.




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